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Distance

6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Difficult

Δ Elevation (FT)

~2100 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Saguaro National Park Topo Map

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King Canyon Trail (SNP)

Arizona | Saguaro

  • Hiking the King Canyon Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Hiking the King Canyon Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Saguaro bloom along the King Canyon Trail in Saguaro National Park.
  • Hiking the King Canyon Trail in Saguaro National Park.

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King Canyon Trail is a moderate family friendly day hike in Saguaro National Park near Tucson. The park says "the trailhead and parking area for this hike are directly across Kinney Road from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, two miles east of the Red Hills Visitor Center. The first .9 miles is a gradual climb up to Mam-A-Gah Picnic Area, which was named after a Tohono O’odham Indian Chief. The next 1.4 miles to the junction of the Sweetwater Trail are steeper. Numerous switchbacks on the next .9 miles lead to the Hugh Norris Trail. The final .3 miles ascends the Hugh Norris Trail to the top of Wasson Peak (elevation 4,687 feet), the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Livestock are prohibited above the Sweetwater Trail junction." There is camping available in Saguaro National Park.

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Contact: Saguaro National Park 3693 South Old Spanish Trail Tucson, AZ 85730

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